Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Fashion takes a holiday in New York at a museum sportswear retrospective, in a fashion designer movie; The Best is Yet to Come musical extravaganza and dining 'al fresco.' It’s the Best of New York, the Very Best of New York my friends. Here’s the scoop!!!
THE SPORTING LIFE exhibition takes the viewer through the historical phases of active wear exploring the relationship between sportswear and fashion from the mid-19th Century through the present. Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles representing 16 sports, viewers see the evolution in silhouette, construction and technology that shaped what women wore to bicycle, play tennis, golf, swimming and other sports. Clothing for the Sporting Life has often influenced fashionable street attire. The exhibition also juxtaposes active sportswear garments with ready-to-wear styles that they have influenced. This breathtaking array of garments gives testament to the fact that fashion designers continue to be motivated by the sporting life. On view at The Museum at FIT in New York, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street through November 5, 2011. www.fitnyc.edu.
L’AMOUR FOU, Polly’s Movie of the Week is a tour de force taking in the richness of the life of famous Haute Couture French designer, Yves St. Laurent and the auctioning off of his treasures collected in a lifetime with his partner. The movie has a sad opening with a dissipated Yves bloated, hair dyed blond and slurring his words saying goodbye and closing his Maison de Couture. I wish they had not put that scene in the movie. I wanted to remember the dark haired Adonis, black horn rimmed glasses, the genius floating down the runway after one of his amazing fashion collections. Nonetheless the movie is a sentimental scenario of gorgeous homes, Morocco to name one, and those devotees, the fashionistas would love it. Check newspaper for locations.
SAVAGE BEAUTY: Alexander McQueen which opened May 4, has already drawn more than l80,000 visitors. It's amazing!!! The exhibit has been extended to August 7th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. starting on Mon. June 6th. www.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen.
THE BEST IS YET TO COME, Polly’s Theater Pick of the Week: features the unforgettable songs of music master Cy Coleman, in a musical romp, at its best, in a nightclub setting with orchestra and headline singers including Rachel York, Sally Mayes, Lillias White, Howard McGillin, Billy Stritch and David Burnham belting away favorites including over 30 songs: The Best is Yet to Come, Never Met a Man I didn’t like, Witchcraft, It Started With a Dream and Big Spender. In case you forgot Coleman also had numerous successes on Broadway. Larry Gelbart said “Cy's songs reflect our experiences, mirror our follies and encourage out fantasies.” My opinion: A show of this magnitude, versatility and enjoyment should be on Broadway. Not to be missed through July 3, 2011 at the 59E59 Theater. www.59E59.org.
ASTRA, Polly’s Restaurant Pick of the Week is a welcome retreat from Bloomingdales and the hectic Third Avenue environment. Chill out on the terrace or dine inside on the 14th Floor of the D&D Building at 979 Third Avenue on Salads most refreshing to which you can add chicken, salmon or shrimp ranging from $12.50 to $l8.. Their burgers are nice a beefy or try the Turkey burger with Swiss cheese on a fresh baked snow flake roll. The Astra tuna salad on white or whole wheat is $11. Info: 212.644.9394 www.charliepalmer.com.
Ta Ta Darlings!!! Go and see, “The Best Is Yet to Come,” don’t miss it. You’ll be tapping your feet and yearning to sing along. Fan mail welcome: pollytalk@verizon.net. Polly’s Blogs can be accessed at www.pollytalk.com just click on the link in the right hand column to the Blog of your interest.

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